Recommended by Barb in Bel Air
The first book in the bestselling British madcap time-travelling series, served with a dash of wit that seems to be everyone s cup of tea. History is just one damned thing after another. Arnold Toynbee Behind the seemingly innocuous facade of St. Mary s Institute of Historical Research, a different kind of academic work is taking place. Just don t call it time travel these historians investigate major historical events in contemporary time. And they aren t your harmless eccentrics either; a more accurate description, as they ricochet around history, might be unintentional disaster-magnets. The first thing you learn on the job at St. Mary s is that one wrong move and history will fight backsometimes in particularly nasty ways. But, as new recruit Madeleine Maxwell soon discovers, it s not only history they re often fighting. The Chronicles of St. Mary s tells the chaotic adventures of Max and her compatriotsDirector Bairstow, Chief Leon Farrell, Mr. Markham, and many moreas they travel through time, saving St. Mary s (too often by the very seat of their pants) and thwarting time-travelling terrorists, all the while leaving plenty of time for tea. From eleventh-century London to World War I, from the Cretaceous Period to the destruction of the Great Library at Alexandria, one thing is for sure: wherever the historians at St. Mary s go, chaos is sure to follow in their wake. Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia) , fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history) , and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural) , and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a "New York Times" bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors. "